Genetic Imbalances in Argentinean Patients with Congenital Conotruncal Heart Defects
AbstractCongenital conotruncal heart defects (CCHD) are a subset of serious congenital heart defects (CHD) of the cardiac outflow tracts or great arteries. Its frequency is estimated in 1/1000 live births, accounting for approximately 10–30% of all CHD cases. Chromosomal abnormalities and copy number variants (CNVs) contribute to the disease risk in patients with syndromic and/or non-syndromic forms. Although largely studied in several populations, their frequencies are barely reported for Latin American countries. The aim of this study was to analyze chromosomal abnormalities, 22q11 deletions, and other genomic imbalances in a group of Argentinean patients with CCHD of unknown etiology. A cohort of 219 patients with isolated CCHD or associated with other major anomalies were referred from different provinces of Argentina. Cytogenetic studies, Multiplex-Ligation-Probe-Amplification (MLPA) and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis were performed. No cytogenetic abnormalities were found. 22q11 deletion was found in 23.5% of the patients from our cohort, 66% only had CHD with no other major anomalies. None of the patients with transposition of the great vessels (TGV) carried the 22q11 deletion. Other 4 clinically relevant CNVs were also observed: a distal low copy repeat (LCR)D-E 22q11 duplication, and 17p13.3, 4q35 and TBX1 deletions. In summary, 25.8% of CCHD patients presented imbalances associated with the disease. View Full-Text
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Delea, M.; Espeche, L.D.; Bruque, C.D.; Bidondo, M.P.; Massara, L.S.; Oliveri, J.; Brun, P.; Cosentino, V.R.; Martinoli, C.; Tolaba, N.; Picon, C.; Ponce Zaldua, M.E.; Ávila, S.; Gutnisky, V.; Perez, M.; Furforo, L.; Buzzalino, N.D.; Liascovich, R.; Groisman, B.; Rittler, M.; Rozental, S.; Barbero, P.; Dain, L. Genetic Imbalances in Argentinean Patients with Congenital Conotruncal Heart Defects. Genes 2018, 9, 454.
Delea M, Espeche LD, Bruque CD, Bidondo MP, Massara LS, Oliveri J, Brun P, Cosentino VR, Martinoli C, Tolaba N, Picon C, Ponce Zaldua ME, Ávila S, Gutnisky V, Perez M, Furforo L, Buzzalino ND, Liascovich R, Groisman B, Rittler M, Rozental S, Barbero P, Dain L. Genetic Imbalances in Argentinean Patients with Congenital Conotruncal Heart Defects. Genes. 2018; 9(9):454.Chicago/Turabian Style
Delea, Marisol; Espeche, Lucía D.; Bruque, Carlos D.; Bidondo, María P.; Massara, Lucía S.; Oliveri, Jaen; Brun, Paloma; Cosentino, Viviana R.; Martinoli, Celeste; Tolaba, Norma; Picon, Claudina; Ponce Zaldua, María E.; Ávila, Silvia; Gutnisky, Viviana; Perez, Myriam; Furforo, Lilian; Buzzalino, Noemí D.; Liascovich, Rosa; Groisman, Boris; Rittler, Mónica; Rozental, Sandra; Barbero, Pablo; Dain, Liliana. 2018. "Genetic Imbalances in Argentinean Patients with Congenital Conotruncal Heart Defects." Genes 9, no. 9: 454.
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